By Stacy Jennings, PWN-USA Member
On March 25, 2015, many lobbyists – including me – from the grassroots e-advocacy network “Tell Them,” which works to improve reproductive health policy in South Carolina, gathered for an opportunity to meet with House Representatives seeking their support for a much needed bill.
Watch my video about why participating in Bee Day was so important to me:
Support is very much needed for reproductive health policies to include Bill (H.3447). This bill would ensure that young persons be taught medically accurate and evidence-based information pertaining to sexual and reproductive health. The bill will ensure that all school districts in South Carolina comply with the existing Comprehensive Health Education Act.
Tell Them advocates have been responsible for speaking out for two other bills to pass, which include:
(S.278 + H.3204) Cervical cancer prevention:
This bill authorizes South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control to provide 7th graders in South Carolina schools with a series of vaccines and information regarding vaccinations, including the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer;
(S.3) Domestic violence reform:
This bill is responsible for strengthening criminal domestic violence laws to increase penalties for perpetrators, and making state law compliant with federal law in denying legal ownership of firearms for those found guilty of domestic violence.
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Stacy Jennings lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and is a member and co-Representative to the Strategic Communications Action Team for PWN-USA-South Carolina.